Another year has dawned upon us! It is January 2021, which means the European transfer window is open. But more importantly, it means we are getting to the business end of the season in most leagues. So lets get down to our first football review of the year.
The first PL game of the year sees Everton taking on West Ham at Goodison Park. Everton are currently in 4th place and will be eager to capitalize on their position. In-form Manchester United take on In-form Aston Villa with both teams vying for a top 4 spot in the league table. Tottenham take on Leeds, who seem to be providing the PL fans with the most entertainment. Arsenal, who have won both their previous games, take on West Brom at the Hawthorns. Chelsea, who have been disappointing this season, take on an equally abysmal Manchester City on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Other games to watch are Crystal Palace v Sheffield and Newcastle v Leicester City.
Villareal kick off La Liga along with Levante on Saturday. Real Betis take on Sevilla at the Benito Villamarin. Real Madrid will be looking to increase their points tally and jump to first place with a win over Celta Vigo on Saturday. Madrid will be looking to the now fit Eden Hazard for inspiration. Atletico Madrid will be looking to increase their lead at the top of La Liga with a win over Alaves away. They will be looking to use their game in hand to their advantage. Other fixtures to watch are Huesca v Barcelona, Valencia v Cadiz and Eibar v Granada.
The Bundesliga starts off with Arminia v Borussia Monchengladbach. Koln take on Augsburg in a mid table clash at the Rhein Energie Stadion on Saturday. Leverkusen take on Eintracht Frankfurt away at the Commerzbank Arena. Leverkusen will be looking to catch up to Bayern, and they are the closest team to do so. Dortmund will be looking to brush off a shaky start to the season and get back to their winning ways in their game against Wolfsburg. First placed FC Bayern take on relegation threatened Mainz in what seems to be a one-sided affair.
Inter will be looking forward to extend their 5 game winning run in the league with a win over Crotone at the San Siro on Saturday. Fiorentina take on Bologna and Parma take on Torino. 3rd place Roma will be looking to close the gap between them and the top 2 with a win over Sampdoria at the Olympic Stadium. Genoa take on Lazio on Sunday and will be looking to crawl out of the relegation zone. Napoli will be looking to start firing on all cylinders against 15th place Cagliari to climb up the table. Juventus take on Udinese on Sunday, and Milan take on Spezia.